One of the things that the Texans front office has been leaking to the press for close to a year now was that they wanted to come to an agreement on a extension with franchise left tackle Duane Brown before he entered the final season of his current deal. As it turns out, they were telling the truth.
In a season that saw Brown get a pro bowl snub after allowing only 2 sacks for the entirety of the 2011 regular season and playoffs (18 games), the Texans apparently took notice, rewarding him with a 6 year, $53.4 million contract extension that has $22 million in guaranteed money.
Not bad for a guy that the experts called “a reach” when Houston took him 26th overall in the 2008 NFL Draft after trading out of an earlier spot. By the way, the conventional wisdom around Houston and from the so called experts was that they should have stayed at their original slot and selected running back Rashard Mendenhall. Just thought I’d throw that juicy tidbit at you.
By comparison to other players...